Heywood murder probe: five arrested following death of Callum Riley, 17

Callum Riley, 17, was found with serious injuries on Atholl Drive and died a short time later.

Greater Manchester police have now arrested five people in connection with the death of a teenage boy in Heywood.

Two men aged 18 and 33 and a 21-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of murder in the Heywood area on Saturday.

GMP has now confirmed a further two arrests have since been made. A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The 17-year-old, identified as Callum Riley, was found with serious injuries on Atholl Drive and died a short time later.

Callum Riley with his mum Credit GMP

What have police said?

Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our thoughts remain with Callum’s family, who we are liaising with via a specially trained officer.

“Our investigation is very much ongoing and we are continuing to appeal for information.

“Officers from the Rochdale district will be providing a visible presence in the coming days to reassure members of the public – anyone with concerns can approach them.”

A general view along Atholl Drive, Heywood Credit Google map
  • Anyone with information should contact GMP via Public Portal here or 0161 856 3400 quoting 723 17/09/22. Information can also be shared via the independent charity - Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.